UPPER MARLBORO, Md - Authorities say a woman was critically injured in one of three house fires in Prince George's County over the weekend.
County fire department spokesman Mark Brady says the woman was found unconscious in a fire that was reported about 3 a.m. Sunday in a two-story house on Peachleaf Court in Upper Marlboro.
He says the woman suffered burns and smoke inhalation. Fire investigators believe the cause of the fire was accidental.
Brady says the other two fires Sunday may have been linked to efforts cope with the weekend's chilly weather.
He says it appears the initial use of a home furnace may have been connected to a fire in College Park.
Brady says the use of a space heater may have led to another house fire in Brentwood.
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